Alexei Arkhipovich Leonov (Алексе́й Архи́пович Лео́нов) (30 May 1934 – 11 October 2019) was a Soviet/Russian cosmonaut, Air Force Major general, writer and artist. On 18 March 1965, he became the first human to conduct extravehicular activity (EVA), exiting the capsule during the Voskhod 2 mission for a 12-minute spacewalk. He was born in Listvyanka, West Siberian Krai, Soviet Union.
Alexei Arkhipovich Leonov
Leonov in 1974
|Died||11 October 2019 (aged 85)|
|Awards||Hero of the Soviet Union (twice)|
|Rank||Major General, Soviet Air Force|
Time in space
|7 days and 32 minutes|
|Selection||Air Force Group 1|
Total EVA time
|12 minutes and 9 seconds|
- "Alexei Leonov: winner of the 2005 IAAA Lucien Rudaux Memorial Award". Archived from the original on 1 July 2007. Retrieved 2007-07-02.
- "Soviet Cosmonaut Alexei Leonov Dies at 85". Sputnik News. 11 October 2019. Retrieved 11 October 2019.
- Leman, Jennifer (11 October 2019). "Alexei Leonov, the First Man to Walk In Space, Has Died". Popular Mechanics. Retrieved 11 October 2019.
- Brown, Mark (31 August 2015). "First picture drawn in space to appear in cosmonauts show in London". The Guardian. ISSN 0261-3077. Retrieved 11 October 2019.
Media related to Aleksei Leonov at Wikimedia Commons
- A video of his spacewalk
- The Voskhod 2 mission revisited
- Science fiction art by Leonov and Sokolov. Extensive gallery, with annotation. (in Russian)
- "I could see Armstrong bouncing on the moon" – Alexey Leonov
- The official website of the city administration Baikonur - Honorary citizens of Baikonur
- Alexeï Léonov, the Spacewalker, Vladimir Kozlov's film, France-Russia, 2011